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Fears food will run out due to mass isolation this summer

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There are fears that stores are starting to run out of food as the NHS app is asking so many people to self-isolate.

In the most recent week, there have been well over 500,000 alerts from the app notifying people that they have been in contact with someone with Covid-19.

There are fears that millions of people will be sentenced to self-isolation over the summer as lockdown restrictions relax – but isolation rules remain in place until mid-August.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the number of new Covid-19 cases could reach 100,000 per day after the lockdown is lifted.

Experts fear it could mean 2 million new cases over the summer – and 10 million people are being told to self-isolate for 10 days.

Tim Morris, managing director of the UK Major Ports Group, told the Telegraph: “If the current trajectory of absences continues without the government taking any action, there must be a risk of disruption to important supply chains, including the food. ”

The Telegraph says meat producers are reporting one in 10 of the workforce is now isolating themselves.

Isolation has also seen everything from trains to garbage collection canceled.

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